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OtherSide Farms in Recent News; Clarification to Recent Press Coverage; A Plan to Solve the City Budget Deficit

Clarification to Recent Press Coverage; A Plan to Solve the City Budget Deficit
In recent news, the story is twisted to make Chadd appear that he is boasting about making money, when in actuality it is a 10% plan for the city to help them with their budget deficit.  Otherside Farms and their attorneys have been trying to make contact with city officials since 2010 and is even documented in several sources.  Fearing someone would take his idea we had not released details to the public til now.

To to learn more about this plan shared with the city inspector to solve the city budget deficit, click here

Recent press coverage makes Chadd McKeen appear to be boasting about how much money we would make when in fact, words are twisted by the city inspector when Chadd McKeen clearly explained to him his 10% plan for solving the city’s budget deficit.  The city inspector’s misinformation is was led to the Otherside Farms raid.

They should have done their research and now should really look into Otherside Farms’ books to see that there is no money being profited and what the REAL intentions of Otherside Farms were, that is to help resolve the city’s deficit, while at the same time helping sick patients as well as others in need (Otherside Farms took money donations in a Feed-a-Family jug along with our Rick Simpson cancer cure, also taken during the raid and collected as "evidence".)

Read the article from OCWeekly in 2010 and see that Chadd McKeen has been trying to present his plan with the city for quite some time

"McKeen says his lawyers have “attempted numerous times to sit down with the city” to discuss the collective side of Otherside Farms, only to be told the city’s attorneys “don’t have time.”

“I find that odd since the city is being sued—a lot—and to me, that’s worthy of a conversation, at least,” McKeen says.

“I am the man with the plan,” McKeen states. “The problem is, the cities are perfectly content fighting the lawsuits, which is ridiculous given the current state of our economy.”"

Otherside Farms attorneys contacted the police to try to get a line of communication open, WHY WOULD WE DO THAT? Chadd: "I AM 110% above the most stringent of guidelines, it doesn’t take much to know that! I’ve been on the cover of newspapers and magazines for years, I’m not hiding ANYTHING and if I was making ridiculous amounts of money I wouldn’t be inviting the city and police down to see. I offered to open my books to these people, not something someone trying to hide things would do. I most certainly did not brag or boast about how much money we were going to make!"

Otherside Farms in Recent News
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  1. This is LUDACRIS!!!! They are the ONLY dispensary I have EVER been to that actaully CHARGES TAXES!!!! OSF deserves to be OPEN and OPERATING under the circumstances, this raid was very wrong!

  2. It is a shame that with all the real issues we face in today’s society that our local and federal governments feel that this is a good way to use our resources. Tax paying businesses are targeted in order to open the door for real drug dealers and Mexican cartels.
    Why aren’t my tax dollars going towards education, fighting real crime and what I believe is the biggest problem our state faces, illegal aliens? The fact that it is 2012 and I can buy a bunch of tobacco and alcohol and not cannabis is absurd.

  3. What a tragedy. You would think the DEA would go after the sleezy, under-the-counter, non-law abiding, half ass “dispensaries” that seem to be everywhere, nowadays. I am a member of Otherside Farms and have nothing but absolute good things to say about the employees, the establishment and the medicine. The establishment is extremely classy and clean. The front desk staff is friendly and courteous. The staff in the back are beyond knowledgeable, incredibly helpful and have genuinely fantastic customer service skills. The owner, Chadd, is warm and welcoming with a niceness that comes from deep within. He runs his collective with the utmost care regarding safety and sanitation and he believes in education and knowledge when it comes to the medicine he provides. His prices are BEYOND fair (cheaper than “street” value), especially for the quality of his product. The customers I have seen in the shop come from all walks of life. From business men in suits, to hippy chicks, to soccer moms like me and we ALL feel comfortable, welcome and appreciated. I don’t know where I’ll go for my medicine, now as I don’t think any other collective comes close to comparing to Otherside Farms. I’m deeply saddened for Chadd, his family, his employees and his patients.

  4. This is exactly why people hate our government reps. When we were small, the “policeman” was the man we went to for trouble and respected.
    Now we all feel like criminals when we look in our rearview mirrors. Really sad.
    You did everything LEGAL, tried to help our Costa Mesa community and still get the proverbial “FINGER” from City Councel and the city you have helped medically and financially.
    Hopefully you can put up with these “FOOLS”
    until you are back, up and running and free to do a service for us again!!!

  5. Just another failure by our government at both the local and federal levels. Does anyone really expect anything different? You are nuts if you do.

  6. Who do I sue, The Feds Should not have the right to force me to take pills or needles for medication.
    I don’t want to be a pill popper.

    How can there be Profit at 10$ a gram + tax?

  7. The government fails again, marijuana patients aren’t going to give up their meds whether dispenseries exist or not. By closing them down (especially a nice, clean, by the books dispensery like Other Side) they are just cheating themselves out of much needed extra tax money that could go toward social security, medicare, or our schools and handing it back over to the streets. Although most marijuana growers are hard working honest people some are not and may use the proceeds to fund criminal activity which will further inhibit the financial state of California by costing us more tax dollars to house them in jail and possibly more fatalities due to street deals gone wrong. Not only that but by closing down the dispenseries and making marijuana harder to obtain will make it’s street value go up and further deplete the average citizen of extra cash that could have been spent on other things taxable.

  8. Otherside Farm members. We should all speak up and let everyone know your experience with this organization.

    They give away free medicine to the needy. They teach people how to grow their own high quality medicine. They give out good vibes.

    Just speak the truth.

  9. I am so tired of the demonizing of the marijuana plant. The heavy handed tactics by the Federal Government in these “raids” is really concerning to me. I am a patient of the collectives targeted and I have nothing but positive experiences with hard working people who are there to help me. All rules followed and taxes collected yet we cannot make the medical choices that help us the most while these businesses are closed right and left.
    Unbelievable, what has become of patient rights?